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Thread: My ISP is by-passing Firefox's address bar search

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    My ISP is by-passing Firefox's address bar search. does anyone know how to fix this? is there an add-on on or something?
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    What do you mean with "bypassing"?
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    You mean instead of google it's using your ISPs search engine?
    Switch your DNS to another (openDNS will do the same as your ISP, but use opendns search, but you can disable that if you register with them and disable the setting).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesco View Post
    (openDNS will do the same as your ISP, but use opendns search, but you can disable that if you register with them and disable the setting).
    At least they only do it when the site you want to visit isn't loading. But if you don't like that (and I don't, but I use them anyway), I've heard Level3's servers are the next best thing:
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    how do i change my dns or to open DNS. also will i get banned by torrent sits if i change my dns?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankthetank1 View Post
    how do i change my dns or to open DNS.
    http://www.labnol.org/internet/tools...quired-2/2587/

    also will i get banned by torrent sits if i change my dns?
    No, you will not. There's absolutely nothing wrong with using an alternative DNS service. I've done that for years. I don't think trackers can even tell you're doing it.
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    i tried open dns and it made me lag really bad so i switched to googles
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    You can use Namebench to check which servers are the fastest for you. I did the test and it said OpenDNS was the fastest of them all, but as you can see that varies from computer to computer.
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    I wasn't aware such a service was available. thank you!! Blocking phishing sites sounds like a huge advantage as well but is it any better than the filters already on firefox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedispork View Post
    Blocking phishing sites sounds like a huge advantage as well but is it any better than the filters already on firefox?
    OpenDNS runs Phishtank. If that's the service you've been using in Firefox, then it should be the same, just done at the DNS level.
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